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Targeted COVID vaccination event set for Sat., May 22

The Arizona Department of Health Services partners with community groups for an outreach event for vaccine pop-up clinic in underserved areas

The Grant Park neighborhood in central Phoenix will be part of a targeted neighborhood canvassing event Saturday, March 22 to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccination that day. The event will include a pop-up clinic for kids 12 and older as well as the first shots for adults at Grant Park.

The event is part of the next phase of targeted outreach by the Arizona Department of Health Services, which is partnering with Equality Health and HeroZona foundations.

Called the “One Community Initiative is Against COVID-19,” it focuses on underserved areas being hit hard by the coronavirus, including Phoenix City Council Districts 7 and 8, which cover neighborhoods east, south, and west of downtown Phoenix and much of the Maryvale area.

“Now, with vaccine readily available throughout the state, we will increase our focus on promoting vaccination at the neighborhood level in partnership with local health departments and other groups,” said Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS director, in a press release,

The vaccination clinic runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant Park, 701 S. Third Ave. Local groups, such as Promise Arizona, have been engaged in hiring canvassers to knock on doors and distribute yard signs.

An event offering second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be held at Grant Park June 12.

To register for the Grant Park vaccination event, which lasts from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., call (888) 587-3647. Walk-ins are encouraged and welcome.

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